Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.

This week’s theme is a cover featuring a boat: “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

I have headed back to the classics for yet another book I haven’t read: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome.

Cover A:

boat1

Cover B:

boat2

Cover C:

boat3

Cover D:

boat4

Cover E:

boat5

Cover F:

boat6

Cover G:

boat7

And the winner is… A TRIPLE THREAT!

Wow! This week was a hard one for me to call! I have had a few ties, but this is a first for me – three winning covers. And those covers are A, D and E! In A, I loved the cartoonish style that points to a sense of comedy in the story. Cover D, similarly feels like there may be some japery to be found. Cover E, meanwhile just felt fun and jolly, and all three winners this week are tempting me to try this book!

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week I will be looking for a cover featuring a planet: “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”.

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